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East Atlanta is a part of Neighborhood Hood Planning Unit W, also known as NPU-W. This City of Atlanta advisory group represents the voices of East Atlanta, Grant Park and SAND residents and businesses in planning, zoning and other impact related concerns.
NPU-W was awarded a Community Impact Grant to build neighborhood awareness and community engagement within the communities of
NPU-W = East Atlanta, Grant Park and SAND.
Completed parts of the grant include a Switcher Studio for The Porch Press which records meetings with playback features.
The grant will commission 6 local mural artists to transform traffic signal boxes and create a NPU-W wide scavenger hunt to beautify and engage our communities. We need you to connect with neighbors, and help link our pasts with the present-day.
PARTICIPATE IN THE COMMUNITY BRAINSTORM OCTOBER 1-11
Send in your neighborhood facts, historic treasures and points of interest to help inspire artists and design a scavenger hunt.
SUBMIT YOUR IDEAS: https://pollunit.com/polls/npuwbrainstorm2020
Need a Prompt?
CALL FOR ARTISTS | OCTOBER 5-NOVEMBER 5
Submit original art to cover 6 traffic light boxes within the NPU-W neighborhoods.
The top 12 designs will be chosen by community judges.
The final six designs will be voted on by the community.
Submit Your Art Here:https://forms.gle/Ry493hDCKzdYLeuH6
VOTE FOR MURAL ART | NOVEMBER 12 | ONE DAY ONLY!
Cast your vote for your favorite artwork on social media. 24 hour voting only! VOTE ON NOV 12:https://pollunit.com/polls/voteformurals
PLAY THE SCAVENGER HUNT | READY FOR THE HOLIDAYS
Get outside and play the Walkable, Bikeable, Driveable Scavenger Hunt across SAND, East Atlanta and Grant Park.
Thank you to everyone who attended our East Atlanta Business Association September General Meeting on Zoom. We covered a lot yesterday; feel free to view the video meeting, read the chat, or listen to audio only on the links below.
Meeting Video Recording
Meeting Audio Only
Click here for to see the full document of meeting minutes:
Meeting Minutes Document
We hope to see you next month for our October meeting on the third Tuesday of the month from 6-8pm.
Join us for our monthly General Meeting Tuesday September 15th from 6-8pm. Everyone is welcome!
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Review the Agenda
We hope this blog finds you healthy, safe and flexible to the rapid changes we are all experiencing. Did you ever think you'd use the word PIVOT so much?
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INVEST ATLANTA RESURGENCE GRANT FUND
APPLICATIONS DUE ON MONDAY AUGUST 31ST @ 5PM!
READ THIS Quick Overview of Requirements
Link to Resurgence Grant Fund
Link to Strength in Beauty Fund
Qualified city of Atlanta businesses have a few more days to apply for the Resurgence Grant Fund, a new program to help Atlanta’s small businesses recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The fund offers businesses the opportunity to apply for up to $40,000 to help them cover pandemic-related costs such as complying with requirements necessary for businesses to operate safely plus a credit of up to $10,000 of no-cost technical assistance services.
The Resurgence Grant Fund is made possible by a $22 million allocation of federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act).
Meeting Video Recording
Meeting Audio Only
PROTECT YOUR BUSINESS FROM COVID-19 LAWSUITS
HELP EABA | FILL OUT THESE SURVEYS
The National Main Street Center designed a custom survey to help the Atlanta Main Street Fellowship Districts (East Atlanta, Sweet Auburn, West End and Westview) better understand the impacts of COVID-19 and the recent civil unrest on our business communities in order to elevate potential solutions and paths toward greater resiliency.
YOUR BUSINESS CAN STILL PARTICIPATE-IN A DIFFERENT WAY!
Think Small Business Saturday meets Oakhurst Porchfest
No street closures, no crowds
INTERESTED? The Strut organization will match them with artists, other businesses, or bands that they can "host" at their village location.
SIGN UP BY 9/10/20 AT https://eastatlantastrut.com/strut-your-business/
NEW DEKALB LOAN PROGRAM IF YOU DID NOT GET PPP | APPLICATIONS OPEN AUGUST 27, 2020
Loan proceeds will provide capital to businesses that are experiencing financial hardship as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. Over the three (3) month period
after the Loan is made, Borrowers may use the proceeds for any pre-approved combination of the following eligible expenses:
• Payroll (gross federal wages)
• State unemployment taxes and local taxes
• Employee benefits
• Business mortgage interest
• Business property rent payments
• Commercial property utilities
• Interest on other business debts
• Payroll costs are capped at $100,000 on an annualized basis for each employee. During the 3-month period after the Loan is made, businesses may be required to maintain payroll compensation and employee levels equal to or greater than the 3-month pre-Covid19 period of October through December 2019.
READ MORE ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Thank you to our 61 members for supporting EABA!
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Virtual Zoom Meetings for 2020
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Thank you to everyone who attended on the screen! Seeing everyone's faces is so important during these COVID times.
PROTECT YOUR BUSINESS WITH LIABILITY STATEMENTS + SIGNS
Effective 8.7.20, under Georgia's new COVID liability shield law, businesses are required to post a very specific sign in order to gain the law's protection from COVID-related lawsuits.
RECEIPT MESSAGE AND SIGNS HAVE TO BE A SPECIFIC SIZE AND FOLLOW STRICT GUIDELINES TO BE VALID!
Here's an article about the law: https://www.natlawreview.com/article/georgia-passes-covid-19-liability-protections
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We're calling today MONEY MONDAY!
Read on for multiple opportunities for funding your small business! Register now and add them to your calendar, then you'll be ready when it gets closer!
EABA is adapting and learning right along with you! We strive to share resources in a timely manner and want to know how you are doing!
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Applications are now being accepted for the Resurgence Grant Fund, a new program to help Atlanta’s small businesses recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, and two other grant programs for individuals working in the creative and cosmetology industries.
The Resurgence fund offers qualified city of Atlanta businesses the opportunity to apply for up to $40,000 to help them cover pandemic-related costs such as complying with requirements necessary for businesses to operate safely, plus a credit of up to $10,000 of no-cost technical assistance services.
In addition to the Resurgence Grant Fund, Invest Atlanta is planning to reopen the Strength in Beauty Fund, which provides grants of up to $1,000 to cosmetology professionals like hairstylists and nail technicians.
Applications close for all three programs on Aug. 31, 2020. Please visit www.investatlanta.com, email email@example.com or call 404-880-7255 for more information on program eligibility and requirements, educational events, and the online application process.
DEADLINE TO SUBMIT IS MONDAY AUGUST 31, 2020!
8.12.20 NFIB WEBINAR | Preparing for PPP Loan Forgiveness and PPP Q&A
For businesses that received a loan through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), the rules are ever changing with new SBA guidance just published on August 4. This week’s webinar will cover the latest SBA updates and provide Q&A.
Presenters will cover the recent developments, including:
Your personal stories of small business success and hardship can influence lawmakers in meaningful ways. The NFIB Virtual Fly-In is free to attend and will offer meetings with Members of Congress, information, tips, tools, and tactics that will help you make an impact with legislators before they vote.
8.19.20 WEBINAR |Creating Content That Converts
Join General Assembly for this FREE WEBINAR!
It’s easy to think that a great product or service will sell itself, but it’s rarely the case. Hear from marketing experts on how they create and market content that converts to sales. You’ll learn how to utilize different types of content to tell a story, increase engagement around your content, and then repurpose your content for different channels to maximize visibility.
8.26.20 WEBINAR | Small Business Access to Capital Webinar
This webinar discusses traditional and no-traditional options on how to finance a start-up or growing business. Discussion includes different financing options, such as bank loans, SBA guaranteed loans, non-bank lenders, private investors and the myths and realities of grant funding, and how to pick the right financing options.
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Happy Monday, the first of August. We want you to know about two very important items to pay attention to this week!
AUG. 4 @ 6:00PM | CITY WIDE RESURGENCE GRANT FUND LIVE STREAM
EAST ATLANTA STRUT IN PLACE | Saturday September 24, 2020 | NOON - 6PM
SAVE THE DATE
EABA GENERAL MEETING: TUESDAY 8.18.20 @ 6PM
EXTENDED COVID RESTRICTIONS
Can you believe it's almost the end of July and our 5th month of COVID life?
Stay healthy, be kind and keep connecting! We're here for you!
Save the Date for the next EABA General Zoom Meeting | Tuesday August 18th @ 6PM.
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7.29.20 @ 11am | Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger Hosts Small Business Recovery Tele-town Hall
SIGN UP FOR FREE CALL HERE
Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger is pleased to announce his office’s fourth financial recovery tele-town hall titled, Rebuilding & Recovering Financially: A Path to Financial Recovery. The tele-town hall, hosted through the She Leads financial literacy program, will provide insight and advice for Georgia small business owners and entrepreneurs who are struggling during the current economic turmoil. The event will take place on July 29, 2020, at 11:00 AM.
7.29.20 @ Noon | NFIB Webinar
SCORE, updates on the EIDL and PPP, Paid Leave Reimbursement, and Q&A
Join special guest, SCORE’s Executive Director Bridget Weston, along with Beth and Holly to learn about FREE business resources available through SCORE, and also reimbursement for paid sick and family leave, loans, and what’s next for small business financial assistance.
The webinar will cover:
7.30.20 @ 6:30PM | New City of Atlanta COVID-19 Small Business Grants, including the Resurgence, creATL, and Strength in Beauty grant funds.
RSVP TO JOIN THURSDAY JULY 30TH @ 6:30PM WITH DISTRICT 5 COUNCIL MEMBER NATALYN ARCHIBONG
The Resurgence Grant Fund, made possible by a $22 million allocation of federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), offers up to $40,000 to help cover pandemic-related costs, such as complying with requirements necessary for businesses to operate safely, plus access to up to $10,000 of no-cost technical assistance services.
Two other existing funds, the creATL Relief Fund and Strength in Beauty Fund, have also both been recapitalized with a portion of the CARES Act allocation. Both funds will continue to support the creative and cosmetology sectors by offering $1,000 grants to alleviate hardships due to the loss of business as a result of the pandemic.
Applications for the Resurgence, creATL, and Strength in Beauty Grant Funds open Monday, August 10.
BRICK AND MORTAR SMALL BUSINESS GRANT PROGRAM | APPLICATIONS OPEN NOW
Announcing the launch of the HartBeat of Main Street Grant Program. Grants of $5,000 to $15,000 will be awarded to support brick-and-mortar small businesses in commercial districts as they enter the next phases of reopening across the country.
SHOP SMALL ENROLLMENT PERIOD EXTENDED TO 8/23/20
Extended the offer enrollment period to 8/23/20 – so even more eligible Amex® Card Members have the chance to get rewarded when they Shop Small.
American Express Card Members can get $5 back in the form of a statement credit after they spend $10 or more at eligible small businesses – in stores and online – up to 10x* after they enroll on ShopSmall.com by 8/23/20.
ADD YOUR VOICE TO SAVE LIVE ENTERTAINMENT VENUES!
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Earlier this week, Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and John Cornyn (R-TX) introduced a bipartisan bill to save live entertainment venues. This bill, called the Save Our Stages Act, needs your support in order to pass.
EABA strives to create cohesion and communication between businesses, residents and City of Atlanta to preserve the history and integrity of East Atlanta Village.
Mailing Address: 1267 Glenwood Ave SE, Atlanta GA 30316